Co-Op Worker Loses Job Over Ciggie Theft

Friday, 6th April 2018 at 6:18pm

As reported in the East Anglian Daily Times, a former Co-op employee lost his job and previous good character after confessing to stealing more than £1,000 worth of cigarettes.

Paul Adams was caught in the act on CCTV and immediately came clean, confessing to stealing £1,173 worth of cigarettes over the course of two-and-a-half months.

A court heard that Adams had suffered from depression for six years, and “took to taking cigarettes,” which he smoked himself – not selling them on for financial gain.

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